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Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

I’m officially a cranky alumna

Trigger Warning: “BACK IN MY DAY” rant in 3…2…

I don’t harbor many memories from undergrad that are related to social justice or student protests. At one point, one guy (it was the mid-oughts, so we can assume he was one of three hippies at Purdue University) went on a hunger strike, but I can’t for the life of me remember why; all I remember is walking by his little encampment on the way to class and racking my brain for the reason why this person was slowly starving himself. It wasn’t a very effective protest.

We had the usual pro-life vs. pro-choice protesters, and a campus crier (I refuse to call him a “pastor”), and at one point a sizable demonstration popped up against a panel discussion featuring Cindy Sheehan, but nothing particularly noteworthy happened.

Oh, how the times have changed. The uproar coming from Mizzou, Amherst, UT-Austin, and other campuses across America has devolved into full-fledged lunacy. Students fed up with real and perceived microaggressions, macroaggressions, poop swastikas (both real and imagined), and racially-motivated sideeye glances are demanding action on the part of their universities.

Some enterprising individual collected those demands all in one place.

Some are longer and more detailed than others, but just about all of them contain demands for various politically correct and socially acceptable band-aids they claim will put an end to racism in America—or at least repress speech and actions that could be construed as racism…or something like it…arguably.

Most of these statements beat around the bush when it comes to speech repression and blatant race preference. The Black Liberation Collective, however, which is one of the organizations behind the nationwide student protest movement, gets right to the point: they want affirmative action, they want it for free, and they know how to pay for it:

black collective national demands

This is what we should really be paying attention to, by the way—a scan of the Collective’s beliefs statement reveals that the group both rejects capitalism and advocates for the complete dismantling of our current state structure.

What we’re seeing here isn’t the product of a legitimate desire to address a discrete problem; this is a coordinated effort to tear down and rebuild in the image of a movement that is anti-capitalist, anti-speech, and fundamentally anti-equality.

More than just the careers of university officials are at stake. With every protest, demand, and hashtag campaign, these activists are broadening the definitions of “racism” and “hate speech” to include things we never knew were hateful until a sophomore with an eggshell ego declared them to be so. They’re moving the goalposts, which ensures both a continuation of this mad culture of victimization, and the future relevancy of “advocacy groups” hell-bent on recreating academia in the cowardly image of whatever rank SJW coined the term “safe space.”

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Bitterlyclinging | November 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

You did’nt have a high placed Justice Department official, America’s most racist Attorney General ever, busily extorting billions from the nation’s biggest banks then turning the money over to Liberal activist groups for purposes whatever in the “mid oughts”.
“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” was bought and paid for out of orders from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, a unique twist on the Commie euphemism that “Capitalists will gladly sell you the rope you intend to hang them with.”

“…a scan of the Collective’s beliefs statement reveals that the group both rejects capitalism and advocates for the complete dismantling of our current state structure.”

Wul, yuh.

That’s what the Collective is alllllll about! Throw in a complete demolition of all cultural norms, and you’ve pretty much got it!

Will someone buy them some Pacifiers and change their diapers already. The screaming is keeping Daddy awake.

    counsel in reply to dystopia. | November 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    It used to be “Why Johnny can’t read”. Now it’s “Why Johnny Can’t Think”. Goodness our educational system is so bad that these children are not even focused enough to articulate a cause to riot about? Just infantile, inchoate nattering.

    Parents should demand their money back.

      Milwaukee in reply to counsel. | November 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Every state in this Union of ours has mandatory school attendance laws. These protesting students are a product of our educational system. Many others have been exposed to the same drivel. Almost every student I ever spoke to in high school in the last 2 or 3 years has assured me that global warming is a problem. We need to decriminalize school truancy so parents and students can exercise a veto on the stupidity they are being taught.

Wonder what the NBA and NFL think about number 1??

Sammy Finkelman | November 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

They demanded at least – more is fine – the same number of black students and black faculty as their proportion in the American population.

And that every black and indigenous (American-Indian) student gets free tuition…

…but they forgot to demand that they get the same proportion of A’s and admissions to post graduate programs.

Or maybe it would be invidious to suggest that there would be any difference in the first place.

I’ve said all along: the ONLY way to reform education is by shock market therapy.

End all taxpayer subsidies to institutions, faculties, and students (except specific defense research & veteran benefits), and force them all to compete in the real world, the free market. Tuition and fees will have to come down to match actual value. Students will be directly invested, and they and their parents will be forced to ensure they get value for their money. And institutions will have to dip into endowments to afford fluff like Women’s Studies and other soft curricula.

Or, we could just burn them all down. My way at least offers a chance for change – and a lower carbon footprint.

I have a demand for black people; stop murdering each other, stop producing fatherless children, and stop committing violent crime (mostly against other blacks), stop the substance abuse and denounce your gang affiliations.

We’ll revisit the need for your demands when mine have been met.

    Milwaukee in reply to Andy. | November 30, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I’m shocked, shocked I tell you, that you would be so
    that you would be so
    that you would be so racist.

    And, of course, you are right. I’ve come across a book Takedown–From Communists to Progressives, How the Left has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. The author, Paul Kengor, argues that same-sex marriage is a vehicle to destroy our Christian based culture by destroying marriage. I see a connection to President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s war on poverty, which included powerful financial to dismantle the Black family. I always thought those were a bug, now I suspect they were a feature. Many of the ills you describe would be mitigated by Black children being given the chance to grow up in an intact family.

    The left wants the chaos you describe as a tool to control the Black community and blunt force instrument to abuse the White community.

My belief is that these “protests” are being organized by SJW faculty, probably at the behest of another list-serv leftist shadow organization.
The faculty rounded up the most willing rubes among their students. This is a shakedown.

Shout, shout, let it all out…

The “National Demands” should directed solely at the progs who have failed this generation mightily (and then flushed down the toilet).

The progs are now having a meaningless climate summit to provide diversion away from their many failures.

Do those special snowflakes also need a jacket with extra long sleeves?